Some very possible outcomes. No, these are not meant for the Bhakts — religious zealots. It’s for commoners.
What can happen a day after the 2019 polls?
Possible Outcome (1) — Cost of meds, oil, gas, education, transportation etc. will skyrocket [again!]. And, on the other side, bank interest rates will plummet. Something like the present day USA. We get 0.5% to 0.75% interest at the banks here in America. Nobody knows or cares. Thanks to the IMF and the World Bank, the Modi government, along with their cronies from the Adanis and Ambanis, is forcefully implementing this anti-people American model on us. And will continue to do so. The interest rates from the banks have already gone down a lot. Earlier, the Indian rates used to be 6.5 or 7% that have now gone down to 5 or 4.5%. As a result, the savings of millions are going down the drain. Retired women, Indian soldiers (Yes! They too!), and all other senior citizens, who totally rely on their savings, might very possibly see their income dip drastically from 15k to 14/12k. The numbers are mere examples only.
Such will be the price rise, that they won’t be able to sustain a living out of it. Violence will increase in the social spheres, because of economic reasons, and just like the USA, the police, military and private jails will take up law into their own hands. Just like the USA.
What can happen a day after the 2019 polls?
Possible Outcome (2) — Compared to U.S. $1, the Indian Rupee has fallen from 55-60 to 70-72 in the last five years of Modi (it went up to 75). Therefore, the Indian Rupee currently holds no value on the international market. No value at all. We are totally dependent on import for things like petrol, tech, heavy machinery, industrial chemicals and even plastic, without which the Indian economy will come to a standstill. So, we’ll have to pay a lot more for these in the future as our economy will be bleaker by the day. Again, compared to 1 USD, the Pakistani Rupee is valued at 126 and Bangladeshi Taka at 80-85. At the current rate, the Indian rupee might soon catch up with these numbers. The devaluation is also a required feature in the debt clause of the IMF and the World Bank.
What can happen a day after the 2019 polls? Possible Outcome (3)
New laws will be brought into place which will dictate any political, economic or social resistance or criticism to be anti-national, and therefore, a punishable offense. Fascism will take a further stronghold. Banking, insurance, major industries, business, education, healthcare, transportation: all of these will be completely privatized. Labour unions will be banned. All caste-based reservations implied since the Indian Independence will be totally dissolved. Also, minorities like the Muslim community, who are already subjected to severe discrimination, won’t at all be able to carry out businesses or work in private sectors. They won’t get many government jobs, as not even a handful of those will remain. As a result of this new poverty and despair, crime rates will increase by leaps and bounds. New laws will ensure that women don’t get social or economical facilities.
What can happen a day after the 2019 polls? Possible Outcome (4)
Hindi will be made mandatory in many areas, especially in education. It will be imposed as the national language, more so in places like West Bengal, Assam and Orissa. It won’t be done in South India at first, premeditating massive backlash. Indian national anthem will changed: Poet Tagore will be pushed aside. Culturally speaking — music, art, cinema, theatre — all of these will be subjected to Nazi-like censorship. Liberal artists, poets, authors, journalists, playwrights, directors and all free-thinking intellectuals will be subjected to discreet censorship, which will silence them forever.
Some of you who haven’t read Orwell’s 1984 or Animal Farm should read it now. Also, one should read The Diary of Anne Frank or the works of Janusz Korczak. You can re-read Rabindranath’s ‘Dakghar’ (Post Office), as Janusz had made the children of the ghettos perform it before they were all killed in gas chamber. It’s good to read them now because, in a country like India, after the 2019 polls, one might not get the chance to read, watch or listen. Things will change overnight.
What can happen a day after the 2019 polls? Possible Outcome (5)
The new Modi government, if returns to power, will assist the American 0.01% and their honchos who are planning the next world war with fascistic powers like Trump. Therefore, they’ll be part of the last world war. Noam Chomsky, in his recent articles and speeches, has identified collapse of the environment and impending nuclear wars as the two main threats which hold the potential to end humanity as we know it. We might see these two evils unfurl its true colors whilst we live.
With that, there’ll be religious tensions, Islamist terrorist threats in case of India. Other terrorist attacks — like the one we just saw in New Zealand — would increase drastically.
I don’t want to scare you. I don’t want to make a name in Fantasies. I deduced these from my awareness, experience and by analysing the current trends in politics.
I’d be the happiest person on earth if I am proved wrong. I might not live, but my children will. They will have to live through the catastrophe, and if humanity still exists, their children too.
Translated by Samya Brata Roy. Kolkata, India. March 16, 2019.